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Father, son arrested when pipe bomb, weed found in home

Father, son arrested when pipe bomb, weed found in home

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Ralph James Hamel and son, William Hamel, of Harrison were arrested at their Jill Janet street home last Saturday after Houghton Lake State Police Post Troopers…

Bill Burns, 82, dies

Bill Burns, 82, dies

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Bill Burns, 82 of Clare, died peacefully at his home with his family around him Saturday, August 13. Burns will be remembered for his community involvement…

Cross arrested on meth charges

Cross arrested  on meth charges

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Scottie Cross, 37, of Mt. Pleasant was arrested in Hayes Township last Friday for producing and possession of methamphetamine. Clare County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called…

Clare BOE approves union contracts, hires new staff

By Pat Maurer Correspondent The Clare Board of Education approved two union contracts and hired four staff members at their meeting Tuesday evening. CPEA Teachers (the Clare Pioneer Education Association)…

Johnson pleads guilty to embezzlement

By John Raffel Correspondent A 43-year-old Marion woman has entered a plea agreement to embezzlement with prosecutors, according to newspaper reports. An Osceola County 49th Circuit Court spokesperson said Rebecca…

Farwell teachers upset over layoffs, staff changes

By Pat Maurer Correspondent The proposed layoff of Farwell High School Math teacher Matt Horodyski, and subsequent staff changes in the Middle and High Schools brought comments from Horodyski and…

Old 27 Tour arrives Thursday

Old 27 Tour arrives Thursday

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Big plans are underway for the arrival of the Tenth Annual Michigan Old U.S. 27 Motor Tour next week. The week-long tour begins in Indiana and…

Parked vehicle results in Hatton Twp. meth bust

Parked vehicle results in Hatton Twp. meth bust

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Sunday afternoon, Clare County Sheriff’s deputies noticed a white 2002 Cadillac Deville on the side of the freeway on southbound US-127 just south of Mannsiding Road…

Surrey Township ordinance places limits on fireworks

Surrey Township ordinance places limits on fireworks

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Surrey Township residents will no longer be able to shoot off fireworks anytime they please. The board voted unanimously (Joe Maxey was absent) to approve a…

Grant Township prohibits 12,000 lb trucks on some roads

By Pat Maurer Correspondent Commercial trucks weighing 12,000 pounds or more will soon be prohibited on certain roads in Grant Township. The Township board approved an ordinance limiting the roads…

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